Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe brings the flavor of childhood home for the holidays, sans the gluten and healthier with less sugar. Snap into into the season!
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Lower-Sugar)
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I’m finding a middle ground lately. Baked desserts with a little less sugar but still justtttt enough that it reminds me of my childhood.
During my recent move, I uncovered a book filled with my family recipes. I haven’t had much time to make anything from that book – except for these Snickerdoodle cookies.
Want to guess how much sugar the recipe called for? 2 ½ cups. Woah nelly!
It’s safe to say, we needed to tame that down a bit. Behold, lower-sugar snickerdoodle cookies that are, as always, gluten-free since we have the amazing 1-1 Bob’s Red Mill Baking Flour.
This flour is my jam.
It’s made countless family recipes gluten-free including:
Oh and our Edible Cookie Dough, which has now become MY OWN family recipe because it’s requested from family members all the time.
Grandma would be proud. 🙂
She’s probably be scoffing about the fact I cut the amount of sugar in these Snickerdoodle Cookies more than half though. But that’s ok – we gotta do what we gotta do here, sometimes balance is trimming out sugar.
I’d like to say that these cookies were meant for a neighbor, or a family gathering, but really… They were for my husband.
It’s the first batch of dessert he was able to eat since returning from his deployment. For months he’d say how much he couldn’t wait to come home and eat home cooked meals and cookies.
He always brought up cookies during our chats. We both love food. Tis true love.
Pure elation appeared on R’s face when I let him know I’ve got to make these cookies for VB. The man’s heart truly is through his stomach. These Snickerdoodle Cookies had high standards to live up to and according to him, they “were even better” than what he could dream of.
Take that how you’d like.
I joke he just had super low standards about food considering what he’s had to eat on base the last 7 months.
I have to admit though, a fresh warm batch of snickerdoodle cookies coming out of the oven tickled me pink as boy-oh-boy were they DELICIOUS to me as well.
Totally bringing back my childhood Christmas. Hope it does for you as well.
Brianna Hobbs says
Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies!
Nicole Dawson says
Aren’t family recipes the best? Especially when they still taste delicious AFTER making necessary changes ! I’m just loving how light and fluffy these look and you’re healthier take on them.
Gluten-free snickerdoodles are my favorites! I can’t wait to try this version. They look delicious! Thank you.
Erica D says
I’ve yet to have that “one” holiday recipe that I make every year, I keep adding more food intolerances. I’m celiac but also now dairy free. Would love to have a great scalloped potato recipe!
Thereasa Gargano says
Thanks for the snicker recipe and the giveaway opportunity 😊
Lydia Claire says
A vegan version of my mom’s Thanksgiving stuffing.
Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. I’m definitely giving these a try.
Dee Johnson says
My favorite is gingerbread cookies.
Margaret E Clegg says
My favorite family holiday recipe are my dad’s meatballs!
Rachel Fuller says
My favorite family holiday recipe is Cranberry fluff. Sweet and tangy and oh so good!
Brianna Wolin says
While I don’t have one particular recipe, I looked forward to our traditional foods (like latkes!) and time with family enjoying meals that are safe for all eaters!
Sandra Watts says
I love sugar cookies for Christmas.
Those cookies so so good! I really like cut-out sugar cookies at Christmas.
Brianna Wolin says
While I don’t have a particular holiday recipe, I look forward to our traditional foods made safely for everyone!
I love my mom’s fruitcake recipe.
rana durham says
we make an coconut eggnog .
I can’t wait to try this recipe!
I don’t currently have one because I went vegan early this year, but I would be happy to make one for future years!
All the treats are my favorite holiday treat! 🙂 Really, nothing can beat my grandma’s chocolate chip cookies!
Love love love snickerdoodles! Your recipe looks so pretty – makes me want to go whip up a batch of my gluten free snickerdoodles now. Thanks for sharing – I’m inspired to go bake some cookies now!
fav recipe is butter-mints!
I LOVE that these are healthier!
When I think of traditional holiday recipes, I think of my mother laboring over at least a dozen of batches of hard tack candy.
I like oatmeal scotchies, but that has more to do with the butterscotch chips than the cookies.
Carla C says
I like my mom’s rum cake.
I love making latkes
I love chocolate cherry GF cookies!
Lisa S says
Light n Fruity pie is our family favorite
My favourite family holiday recipe is my grandma’s stuffing. She’s originally from the east coast and it’s a recipe that’s been kept solely in the family as it is quite unique.
Dandi D says
I really enjoy making frosted sugar cookies with my children.
Karen D says
Christmas pudding (aka figgy pudding)
Sarah Ebel says
Shirley Shepherd says
My favorite family holiday recipe is my mom’s fruitcake.
I love making dressing every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas!
One of my favorite family recipes is spritz cookies.
Casey the College Celiac says
Our dark chocolate cake!
Fave family recipe for nearly every winter holiday is just really good roasted squash. Sounds plain, but it is the best.
Lindsay A. says
My mom used to make an amazing gingerbread cake at Christmastime – it has applesauce and molasses in it to make it super moist! She passed a few years ago and I’m so glad I have the recipe so I can continue making it each year in her memory!
Awww this warms my heart. <3
I love cherry cheese pie.